DVDFAB Movies routinely seem to fail around 3/4 through?

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#1

Hello,

Newbie here, I joined because I have asked DVDFAB tech support in the past and never got a reasonable response.

I have been using DVDFAB for about a year. I’ve been experiencing continued failures although the DVDFAB says it completed succesfully. The when we try and watch the movie it works and plays just fine until its almost over?? At that point it seems to just freeze up!

We have even tried multiple players and have the same problem no matter what the player is.

Has this issue been discussed before? I’ve had this problem no matter what version of DVDFAB I’ve used as lately as 5090.

Is it a burner issue? if so why does it not register as a failed burn?

I’ve made alot of copies but have only viewed a few since we’ve generally seen them already. I’m hoping this is not going to wind up being a problem on all of my DVD’s.

Thanks, I look forward to learning how to tweak this so it works.
Chris


#2

OK in dvdfab common settings: the green dot with the check in it at top. Go to dvd write and change the write speed to half the rated speed of your blank media, change the write type from auto to SAO, dvd writeable size change that to say 4472, dvd writeable (dvd9) change that to 8152(dvd+r DL) and check set booktype to dvd-rom. You can also download ImgBurn and use that as the burn engine.


#3

Hi nosvet and welcome,

I suspect the problem you describe is a function of your blank media (and /or burning too fast) and burning too close to the edge.
You may find that these discs play ok (ie., toward the end of an SL disc) on your burner or on a standalone player such as a Pioneer which has outstanding error correction capability.
Unfortunately, most players are probably going to give you the similar, crappy results you already have and ultimately is the fault of the media and not the player.

As GJ suggested, reduce your burn speed to 1/2 of the max rating of your media and you could also try reducing your “target size” to something around 4430 MB…this is just a guess as we don’t know what you’re using for media.

As you approach the edge of the disc, the dye tends to thin and become less uniform, speed and wobble increase and laser focus becomes more problematic. These predispositions for errors are markedly increased with poor or marginal quality media and all but guarantee burn errors.

Please pick up some quality media such as Taiyo Yuden…available online or Verbatim which is available at many brick & mortar stores such as bestbuy, sam’s, wallyworld, officemax, etc., and online as well.

If you could post a few burn logs, it’ll give us much of the info we need to help you. This will give us the MID (media ID and not just the brand which is frequently no help), burner, firmware, burn speed, etc.

The default location is:
[B]C:\Documents and Settings[I]Administrator Name[/I]\My Documents\DVDFab\Log[/B]


#4

Thanks guys, I know that the write speed was set to “recommended” and the DVD5 size was set to 4000. Also, I’m using Memorex +R’ 16X.

I will make the suggested changes and see what happens. Also, what settings should I use for the burn engine? the VSO or nero? I have nero6 or should I find the IMGBURN on the net?

I think I have a my writer is an EMPREX which I’m sure is made by someone else. I will also get that info.

Does DVDFAB make a burn log for every job? can I go back and pull a burn log from several burns previous? If so i will be able to post the log from a known bad edge burn as described. Thanks a bunch
Chris


#5

Hi nosvet
The burn log is cumulative; it is a text file that you can open with Notepad and copy and paste into a post. The filename (for VSO) is [B]dvdfab_burn_vso.log[/B] The VSO burning engine is more fully integrated into DVDFab than any of the others, but I would still recommend that you download and install ImgBurn–it has some great tools included that will be handy even if you never use it for burning. Setting the burn speed to “Recommended” often produces the results you have experienced. Excellent advice from GJ and my good friend Maineman.:iagree:


#6

Hi again Chris,

Yeah “recommended” speed stinks…I have no idea why it’s the default setting.
As my good friend signals says…recommended is almost always too fast.
Seriously, you don’t want the software choosing your burn speed.
Use 1/2 the max rated spped as said above. Try 8X in this instance…or even 4X.

You may be compressing the files too much as well with a setting of 4000 MB This will increase the tendency for burn errors also…particularly out toward the edge.
Are you trying to burn the whole disc or just the main title and how large are the files?

I would stick with VSO or Img or try both…

http://www.imgburn.com/

Fab will archive the latest burn logs…I’m not sure how much space is devoted to storage before the older logs are deleted.

Like I said, the burn logs will have much of the info…including your burner make and model, etc.

Get back to us with some of these details and we’ll nail this down for you.

Hope this helps


#7

[QUOTE=signals;2149510]Hi nosvet
The burn log is cumulative; it is a text file that you can open with Notepad and copy and paste into a post. The filename (for VSO) is [B]dvdfab_burn_vso.log[/B] The VSO burning engine is more fully integrated into DVDFab than any of the others, but I would still recommend that you download and install ImgBurn–it has some great tools included that will be handy even if you never use it for burning. Setting the burn speed to “Recommended” often produces the results you have experienced. Excellent advice from GJ and my good friend Maineman.:iagree:[/QUOTE]
More excellent advice…
Hey pard, didn’t see you there…:wink:


#8

Just slinking around:) later


#9

Here is the log from what I remember should be the disc in question.
Based on this log can anyone tell if there are firmware updates that I may need? The auto autoupdate says the latest firmware is reading.

Thanks
Again

10/22/2008 11:56:13 AM info ******************** Report session closed *********************
10/22/2008 11:52:16 AM info WRITE SUCCESS: Disc written
10/22/2008 11:52:16 AM info Finalization Time 00:00:23 - Total completion time 00:05:42
10/22/2008 11:51:53 AM info Write finished in 00:05:19 - Finalization start here. Avg. burn rate 11.13
10/22/2008 11:46:53 AM info Lead-in burning time (mS) 0
10/22/2008 11:46:34 AM info Write started 2183712 sectors to write
10/22/2008 11:46:34 AM info Writing speed requested x16.0, effective x16.0
10/22/2008 11:46:34 AM info Format failed, trying to continue…
10/22/2008 11:46:33 AM info Available write speed: 16x, 12x, 8x, 4x
10/22/2008 11:46:33 AM info Media ID: CMC MAG-M01-00
10/22/2008 11:46:33 AM info Media type: DVD+R
10/22/2008 11:46:33 AM info Ultra DMA mode 2 (ATA33)
10/22/2008 11:46:31 AM info Scanned files #9, folder #2 - total size 4471119872 b. (4.16 Gb.)
10/22/2008 11:46:31 AM info Inserted media type : DVD+R
10/22/2008 11:46:31 AM info Write started
10/22/2008 11:34:38 AM info New media (DVD+R) inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
10/22/2008 11:34:37 AM info Compatible media types : DVD-R, DVD-RW Seq., DVD-RW RO, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW, DL DVD+R
10/22/2008 11:34:37 AM info Drive has IDE-ATAPI physical interface
10/22/2008 11:34:37 AM info New Drive selected : 1:0:0 - DVDRW IDE 16X A091 [E] (Ide)
10/22/2008 11:32:55 AM info New media (DVD+R) inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
10/22/2008 11:32:17 AM info Current Drive selected : 1:0:0 - DVDRW IDE 16X A091 [E] (Ide)
10/22/2008 11:32:17 AM info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.37, Internal revision 37 - Async. Access mode
10/22/2008 11:32:17 AM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
10/22/2008 11:32:17 AM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
10/22/2008 11:32:17 AM info DLL Version 5, 0, 9, 0
10/22/2008 11:32:17 AM info DLL C:\Program Files\DVDFab 5\DVDFab.exe
10/22/2008 11:32:17 AM info Version 5, 0, 9, 0
10/22/2008 11:32:17 AM info ExeName : "C:\Program Files\DVDFab 5\DVDFab.exe"
10/22/2008 11:32:17 AM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (Build 2600)
10/22/2008 11:32:17 AM info ******************** Report session started ********************

10/22/2008 11:52:16 AM info WRITE SUCCESS: Disc written
10/22/2008 11:52:16 AM info Finalization Time 00:00:23 - Total completion time 00:05:42
10/22/2008 11:51:53 AM info Write finished in 00:05:19 - Finalization start here. Avg. burn rate 11.13
10/22/2008 11:46:53 AM info Lead-in burning time (mS) 0
10/22/2008 11:46:34 AM info Write started 2183712 sectors to write
10/22/2008 11:46:34 AM info Writing speed requested x16.0, effective x16.0
10/22/2008 11:46:34 AM info Format failed, trying to continue…
10/22/2008 11:46:33 AM info Available write speed: 16x, 12x, 8x, 4x
10/22/2008 11:46:33 AM info Media ID: CMC MAG-M01-00
10/22/2008 11:46:33 AM info Media type: DVD+R
10/22/2008 11:46:33 AM info Ultra DMA mode 2 (ATA33)
10/22/2008 11:46:31 AM info Scanned files #9, folder #2 - total size 4471119872 b. (4.16 Gb.)
10/22/2008 11:46:31 AM info Inserted media type : DVD+R
10/22/2008 11:46:31 AM info Write started
10/22/2008 11:34:38 AM info New media (DVD+R) inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
10/22/2008 11:34:37 AM info Compatible media types : DVD-R, DVD-RW Seq., DVD-RW RO, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW, DL DVD+R
10/22/2008 11:34:37 AM info Drive has IDE-ATAPI physical interface
10/22/2008 11:34:37 AM info New Drive selected : 1:0:0 - DVDRW IDE 16X A091 [E] (Ide)
10/22/2008 11:32:55 AM info New media (DVD+R) inserted. Burning layer is ready to write
10/22/2008 11:32:17 AM info Current Drive selected : 1:0:0 - DVDRW IDE 16X A091 [E] (Ide)
10/22/2008 11:32:17 AM info Using Patin-Couffin driver Version 1.37, Internal revision 37 - Async. Access mode
10/22/2008 11:32:17 AM info User default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
10/22/2008 11:32:17 AM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
10/22/2008 11:32:17 AM info DLL Version 5, 0, 9, 0
10/22/2008 11:32:17 AM info DLL C:\Program Files\DVDFab 5\DVDFab.exe
10/22/2008 11:32:17 AM info Version 5, 0, 9, 0
10/22/2008 11:32:17 AM info ExeName : "C:\Program Files\DVDFab 5\DVDFab.exe"
10/22/2008 11:32:17 AM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (Build 2600)
10/22/2008 11:32:17 AM info ******************** Report session started ********************


#10

Writing speed requested x16.0, effective x16.0

To fast slow down to 8X

Scanned files #9, folder #2 - total size 4471119872 b. (4.16 Gb.)

Especially when it’s this close to the outer edge

You may also want to test Imgburn I use it.


#11

yes lower the write speed to 8x but you can try and burn 3 discs 1@12x, 1@8x, and 1@4x to see which one works best for the memosux you have. Also check the booktype to dvd-rom as you are using +R media and some dvd players do not play +R media unless it has been booktyped. You need to update dvdfab to the latest release 5.1.0.0 or the latest beta. EDITE: I just noticed the average burn rate was 11.13 so only try 2 speeds 8X and 4X


#12

Yes, I agree that you are attempting to burn too fast (requested 16X), but I can’t stress enough that you will do yourself a huge favor by dumping the CMC media and picking up some Taiyo Yuden or Verbatim media…available as I mentioned previously.
While some folks will get some decent burns, CMC is not recommended for video archiving. At best, it is of marginal quality. Personally, I think it’s crap…sorry, nothing personal here and please don’t shoot the messenger…:eek:

Verbatim 16X probably is the easiest media to get your hands on. Pick some up and burn at 8X. I don’t believe Emprex has supported their drives for quite some time, but I think your firmware is utd from what I could find. Sorry, I’m not familiar with Emprex burners. In any case, I don’t believe this is a firmware issue.
Definitely change media and slow down.

The file size on the burn log you posted is only about 4260 MB, but you stated your “target size” was set to 4000 MB…? Something’s amiss here.
What was the original file size (prior to being ripped)?
When you do get some TY or Verb media, you should be able to burn up to about 4460 MB or so so without any issues. Certainly 4300 MB is more than safe.


#13

[QUOTE=GJ;2149808]yes lower the write speed to 8x but you can try and burn 3 discs 1@12x, 1@8x, and 1@4x to see which one works best for the memosux you have. Also check the booktype to dvd-rom as you are using +R media and some dvd players do not play +R media unless it has been booktyped. You need to update dvdfab to the latest release 5.1.0.0 or the latest beta. EDITE: I just noticed the average burn rate was 11.13 so only try 2 speeds 8X and 4X[/QUOTE]

Very interesting !
I have used dvdfab for quite a while now with no problems; till today with version 5.1.2.0
My Panasonic player only plays dvd+r and the vso is burning to dvd-r…disk not playable. Can this be changed or am I doomed to find another burning software ?
Thanks in advance for any help with this.


#14

[quote=lennybubs;2180683]Very interesting !
I have used dvdfab for quite a while now with no problems; till today with version 5.1.2.0
My Panasonic player only plays dvd+r and the vso is burning to dvd-r…disk not playable. Can this be changed or am I doomed to find another burning software ?
Thanks in advance for any help with this.[/quote]
Update to the latest release [B]dvdfab 5.2.1.2 Beta[/B] it can be found here on the dvdfab sub-forum of cdfreaks. from what I know all dvd players can play DVD-R discs but the DVD+R discs need to be booktyped to play on some dvd Players. There was a dvdfab releaase that the copies had playback problems so try updating as that just might fix your problem.